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Jan 30, 2012 6:18am PST
. lee. mr. lee was the dialysis patient and he's probably in his 80's and every time we would drive up to buchanan street, the hospital, mr. lee would say, "good job, fine driver, number one driver" and he would go like this [thumbs up gesture]. and then as brian would be helping him off the van, mr. lee, i heard him so often say, "brian, if anybody gives you any trouble you send them to me and i'll take care of them." and here great big old brian would say, "henry, you're the first one i would try to get help from." and he says, "the second one is elsa." [laugh] so we knew that we were being relied on by brian. a few weeks back, mrs. lee called brian early in the morning to tell him not to bother picking them up because they were already at the hospital. mr. lee was ill and she had taken him to the er. the next day or so, brian, on his lunchtime, found out that mr. lee had been admitted to the hospital and he went up to mr. lee's room and just stuck his head in just to say hello. and the minute mr. lee saw him he went [gesture thumb up in the air] like that. and mrs. lee said, "he's t
Jan 18, 2012 9:01am PST
. commissioner lee: are we able to take all three at the same time? commissioner murphy: motion. >> all in favor? >> aye. >> the minutes are approved. we're going to begin with the appeals. president lee, would you like to explain the allotted time? ouacommissioner lee: let's do te continued appeals first. is there a special process for continuing appeals? let's get an update from the department first on what is happening, and then we will hear -- is it the other way around? commissioner murphy: maybe we could let the appellate go first, if they have their request? commissioner lee: the first item is 1117 gary boulevard. >> each has seven minutes for the presentation, three minutes for each side for their rebuttal. >> i am the attorney for the appellant. i am here to request another continuance of this matter consistent with an agreement that my client, the appellant, has with the department. we were here in november, requested a continuance to allow the processing of the permit application that have been filed by my client. application has been approved by the historic preservation. the permit
Jan 21, 2012 10:01am PST
ron and mayor lee here. founders and that is almost one year old. we have had 40 companies come through here to raise over $40 million in venture-capital. without further ado, i want to introduce you to one of our most preeminent angel investors, ron conaway. [applause] >> thank you and welcome. for those of you who do not know me, i am a third-generation san francisco and, for better or for worse. it was a decision my parents made in high school to move to atherton. i ended up staying there until three years ago and have been active in civic activities ever since. it is important to be involved in civic and philanthropic activities. my day job -- and i am still very active in this job -- as an angel investor investing in bay area companies when they are what we call babies. these are start-ups that have two or three people, and sv angels funds those start-ups. one of the starters -- smartest decisions i made was only to invest in internet and software. we have invested in over 600 companies, many of them in the city of san francisco. for sure, today, we have set a record for an
Jan 10, 2012 3:01pm PST
a motion that we consider steven lee as our appointment. steven lee has been a 34-year experienced industry professional. i've known of his work sips my days at san francisco state -- since my days at san francisco state where he organized many of the different concerts and dances throughout the communities. he's done a tremendous job reworking the former historic gay disco and sister club to studio 54 on this west coast and transformed it into 1998-1999 into the glass cat which i know has had its ups and downs but i think he's worked through the industry with great experience. again, 4 years. also food and bev ranl -- 34 years. also, food and beverage experience. construction founding and operating different clubs and entertainment organizations. he's also been the former manager of a number of performers like the jets. those of you that may have grown up in the 1980's know a number of the hawaiian bands and the others that he brought to the area. also working with community-based organizations, he's a wealth of experience. i also think that he meets the qualifications of a venue under fl
Jan 8, 2012 4:01pm PST
. >> ♪ said the entertainment, do you see what i see? ♪ steve lee in the city entertainment night ♪ ♪ he will bring the city silver and gold ♪ ♪ and gold and gold ♪ amnd one two three ♪ ♪ it wasn't easy to pick a entertainment seat ♪ ♪ good luck to them ♪ christmas is coming, they will bring entertainment back ♪ ♪ please pick steve lee and that is a fact ♪ ♪ he can do the job very well ♪ ♪ you can see the resume and you can tell ♪ ♪ goodluck. -- good luck. >> good afternoon. thank you, i enjoyed that. i am the producer and production staff of -- productions. i hope you consider steven lee for this position. he is incredible. he took my first party we did, it was sold out and we have been doing it for years. i worked very closely with him. there is not anything he cannot handle or attack and attack -- talk on the phone and handle. he has his fingers all over town. the thing that have been most was i was a member, one of these off of the transfer in the day in we were able to bring back deerow -- trocadero. we have people flying in to attend this party once
Jan 18, 2012 11:31am PST
: commissioners, additional questions? commissioner lee: i would like to ask about the training. and. budgets -- training and travel budget. i see the proposed budget for fiscal years 2012-2013 is $324,000. how realistic is that? is that for training for everybody in the department? wxit averages over $1,000 per person. >> this is what we did. we went to each of the areas, as we have done in the past. we asked them to look at what is that they need in order to stay educated about the changes. my:]9%some of them are relatede other codes. plumbing has a professional group. electrical has a professional group. the increase is only -- and not have training or have minimal amounts of training. the increase is approximately $65,000 more. oneé.íptbt of the reasons we'pss because we stopped training when we ran out of money. when the economy tanks, we said, how can we send all these people to training and not have -- because they got laid off. in terms of how feasible is it is -- it's hard for people to -%dñ get training. it does affect the services. we are cognizant of that, but it is still]//;
Jan 25, 2012 1:18am PST
, this one is for mayor lee. it is more of a chart, but it is an illustration as well. "time" magazine said 2011 was the year of the protester, right? i want 2012 to be the year of collaboration and getting it done. this is new. this is different. we are talking about the super bowl of life. we are in the playoffs already. we need offense, defense, protesters, advocates, a business community, religious leaders. you know, we cannot just pray about it. we have to put some of our money where our mouth is. we need san francisco to pull together to deal with the super bowl of life issue, which is housing. why were people protesting last year? there is no housing. we have to do something. the state let us behind. the feds did, too, but san francisco was going to find a way. i want to give a big hand to the coach, the quarterback. we are calling the play now, right? san francisco, we want to score for affordable and moderate rate housing. thank you. this is a beautiful illustration of that. the one and only rev. dr. mcrae. a brother, an advocate. he can do better than i could. >> the mayor used th
Jan 15, 2012 3:01am PST
for this position and first i will note that he lives in san francisco and mr. lee, who i like and i have nothing against, does not live in san francisco. he requires a residency waiver and i'm not saying he has no connections. he's done a lot of work in the city. but we hear this a lot. that we have a lot of qualified candidates who live in san francisco for these positions and i think that we should err on the side of appointing residents. mr. eicher has a background in technology industry and as someone who works regularly with the entertainment commission, i can tell you the entertainment commission need as lot of help on its technology and it needs an upgrade and we put a lot on that commission and a it needs the technology to do it. mr. eicher now co-owns three neighborhood bars in the castro, the midnight sun, the edge and the q bar. so in addition to bringing a night club perspective, he brings a perspective of a neighborhood bar owner. i will note that based on what i have been able to ascertain, castro has never had a representative, never had a resident or a bar owner from the castro o
Jan 18, 2012 1:31am PST
on this -- went to mayor lee to ask him to work with on this, he was enthusiastic and rock-solid in his support. i had the honor of representing district 8, which includes the castro and surrounding neighborhoods, and my district has been the hardest hit by the hiv/aids pandemic. and it has the highest number of people living with hiv/aids. and i see, every single day, constituents of mine who absolutely depend on these services, whether it is access to housing, legal services, to health care, to mental health services. these are not optional services. these are not luxury services. these are basic bedrock services for a significant number of people living in this city. you know, over my dead body are we going to retreat from our commitment to the people living with hiv/aids and those at risk. and i really just want to emphasize how grateful i am and how grateful we all are to nancy pelosi, who went to congress in 1987 and in her maiden speech on the floor of the house talked about how she was there to fight hiv/aids, and she has fought it in an incredibly heroic manner for the last 25 years. we a
Jan 22, 2012 4:18am PST
are in the perfect storm with the election of mayor ed lee, to make this happen and to accomplish a lot. ed lee, as interim mayor, stepped up for the tech community, he kept twitter in san francisco, got private stock option tech abolished, with the help of david chiu, and convened last april the ad hoc council, which i know he plans to reconvene as mayor. it was not easy to get ed lee to run for mayor. warren hellman and myself, and i know dianne feinstein and mayer brown as well, helped convince the end lead to run. it is one of the best meetings that warren and i have had, when we sat in his office for one hour, and we felt like we meant some headway, and we must have, because he is here. it is not a coincidence -- it is a coincidence, that the tech community it is following the example that warren hellman has set for this community. warren hellman and i were very close friends, and i think upstairs right now, he has a huge smile on his face. he cared as much about san francisco as any of us. he loved the tech community. a majority of his investments were in tech. he really gets what we are
Jan 14, 2012 4:01am PST
in the last few days because i've heard some of the advocacy for mr. lee, some of the folks who on the outside of have been advocating, i've heard of them making a comment that there are too many gay people on the entertainment commission. i was very surprised to hear that. of course in the lgbt community, entertainment is extremely important so there's no surprising that there's a high interest level on this commission. but i went and did a little research on some of the mainly commissions in the city and although i can't say with 100% certainty always who's gay and who's not, i have a good sense. so looking at major commissions, as far as i can tell, the airport commission has no lgbt people and has never had an lgbt person. the ethics commission i don't believe has an lgbt person. the fire commission has no lgbt commissioner. the planning commissioner with the appointment of commissioner ole has no lgbt people. looking at some other major commissions, board of appeals has one lgbt representative, the police commissioner has one. the m.t.a. board of directors has one. the portland commission
Jan 18, 2012 6:31pm PST
and acknowledge some guests today. first off, mayor ed lee. [applause] police chief sur and the command staff of the police department. [applause] president of the board of supervisors, david chiu. [applause] server book -- supervisor eric mar. [applause] police commissioner angela chan. [applause] president of the police commission, thomas mazuko. [applause] representing san francisco state, our host today, the program director, irena. [applause] i would be remiss if i did not mention in david chan, who really is the glue that put this all together. [applause] robert from the department of adult probation and parole. [applause] do we have a representative from the chinese chamber today? thank you for being here today. [applause] >> testing, ok. thank you, everyone, for coming today. i am very enthusiastic about -- this microphone. [laughter] and about joining with all these people behind me, our board, our chief, our commissioners, all of our community partners. this is an opportunity as we begin the new lunar new year to signal a very important program that was adopted many years ago but th
Jan 10, 2012 11:00pm PST
, brought back to the united states by an american gi who. named lee duncan who loved dogs. this was the era of silent film. >> smith: yep. >> orlean: and it happened that in the era offsilent film dogs were treated as actors just the way people were. >> smith: yep. >> orlean: i mean nobody had the power of speech, animals were sort of on par. >> smith: right. >> orlean: he had tte idea that his dog, who was extremely well-trained at that point, very athletic and had a kind of charisma, should be a movie star and he became a movie star. >> smith: most of us may have the idea, but he actually got to do it? >> orlean: yes. he knocked on doors up and down sunset boulevard, got a bit part in a warner brothers movie and then everything came from there. >> smith: wow. >> orlean: he became a global -- really an international star. the films were all over the world, he was probably one of the biggest box office earners through the 1920s. he saved warner brothers from bankruptcy. he was enormous. >> smith: yep. >> orlean: then in the era of talking films initially his star faded somewhat. ú& went on
Jan 13, 2012 3:01pm PST
was written when the board of supervisors unanimously voted in city administrator edwin lee to be the mayor of san francisco. he was noted as the best candidate for leading the city for work because of his more than 25 years of experience as a leader in city government. ladies and gentlemen, please welcome the hon. edwin m. lee, the mayor of san francisco. [applause] mayor lee: thank you. thank you for that wonderful introduction and thank you for being here. it is the seventh annual celebration. sydney already explained our history, what president carter did for us, and what we are doing for ourselves, joining the whole city and region in celebrating asian-pacific portage month. i am so grateful to the board of supervisors for this whole four months of leaving this great city. i will say once again as i have said through many corners of the city, whether it is a town hall meeting or just your regular family association dinner, the hundreds i have been too -- i really feel proud of our asian community as a whole for allowing me to serve this great city and for all the years of struggle and
Jan 17, 2012 4:31am PST
on stockton street, we want to thank you. mayor lee, president of the board of supervisors, david chiu, dtw director, director, and commissioner, for all the support for making the chinese traditional sidewalk merchandise displayed a pilot program, a reality nine days before the chinese new year. starting from january 14 to january 22, from 10 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.. we all know that the sidewalk is only 9.5 feet wide. it would be too congested for pedestrians to walk through the area, therefore, we elected mayor lee to use the parking space to display the merchandise in the parking area so that pedestrians would be able to walk through the sidewalk area. we are happy to report to you all that mayor lee accepted the stockton street merchants request. i have been saying for mandates to all my friends for many times that the people of san francisco are so lucky to be let ed lee as our mayor because he is not a politician but a public servant. he has served the people of san francisco for 22 years in five different city departments under four mayors. he understands the chinese community problems an
Jan 27, 2012 9:18pm PST
lee is right. we go way back. we have known each other for 37 years. the mayor is only about 48. [laughter] we do have a lot in common. maybe that is why i was chosen to come after the mayor. they say two heads are better than one. we're both in dragons. we're both water dragons. this is the year of the water dragon, every 12 years. you can kind of gas how old the mayor is. [laughter] if you subtract 24 from that, you will get my age. [laughter] not only do we share the name ed, we have parents coming from the same part of china. we went to the same law school. we share the same address for a brief period of time. we worked in many of these same agencies. we both have beautiful wives who have been very supportive, a great kids, and both of us are really good looking. [laughter] for those of you who have some doubt about the chinese zodiac and horoscope system, let me read you this description of the water dragon to see how well it fits the mayor and me. the water element focuses on other's well-being rather than their own. they are often more diplomatic and intuitive. they seek
Jan 29, 2012 11:18pm PST
, clarence lee's intricate paper cutter and calligraphy, the art director has created a culturally rich stamp that celebrates the diversity of the american experience. you did such a great job on the stamp. please stand. [applause] we hope the year will bring the best to all of us, no matter what sign we were born under a. the year of the dragon begins today and ends on february 9, 2013. if you purchase the stamps today, they will be good for first class mail postage forever. they'll be good anytime from today forward and no matter the price in the future. on behalf of the united states postal service and all of its employees, and like to invite mayor lee and the program participants to join me in dedicating the year of the dragon stand as we unveil the design, i would like to receive to view -- wish each of you good health and happiness in the year of the dragon. ♪ [applause] >> thank you for that dedication. it is a beautiful stamp. [applause] now we are in for a special treat. we have with us a beautiful performer, jasmine lee, to perform a beautiful rhythm dance. we have some speakers w
Jan 24, 2012 1:18pm PST
to mayor ed lee for his continued and outstanding leadership and continued commitment in the fight against hiv and aids. and also to supervisors winner, campos, and olague for all the work they're doing, the mayor is fantastic that, director of public health, thank you. thank you. she also wanted me to express her deep gratitude to all of the members of the community of hiv/aids service providers, some of whom are represented today, some we have lost in the last few years, but for their ongoing commitment in the fight against hiv/aids. here is leader pelosi's statement. "the fight against hiv/aids and for those fighting against this terrible disease has been one of my top legislative priorities for the of 25 years. san francisco was hit early and hit hard by the devastation of hiv/aids, but san franciscans responded by developing a model of care that became the model for the ryan white care act. our city shows that, bourbons of hiv/aids work saves lives by keeping people healthy and productive. today, again, san francisco leads the way for compassionate, community-based care with the suppl
Jan 17, 2012 1:31pm PST
and prevention and treatment. i am going to turn it over to mayor lee to make an announcement. before i do, i want to thank mayor lee for appointing our wonderful new colleague, supervisor christina olague, who is here today. thank you, mayor lee, for increasing the size of the lgbt caucus by 50% of the board. [laughter] with that said, mayor ed lee. >> thank you. good morning, everyone. we have a very serious challenge for us. as i had said in not only the speech that i gave on that sunday, but i have been talking with members of the board, and i really want to thank supervisor wiener and supervisor campos and supervisor olague for joining me today for this announcement. i said earlier through the year that i always have to watch out for what is not occurring, but that the state level and at the federal level. one of those challenges has been fiscal. we're not hearing very good news. one of those news items that i was fearful of was lynnette supercommittee that congress created to try to come together and make an agreement with all the different parties, cells in their objectives, our cities
Jan 26, 2012 7:48pm PST
about that. ed lee adopting that as well. there is somebody in the room, if we could of educated him fast enough, we could have had him stand here instead of me because he is the best speaker i have met. where is mayer brown? [applause] -- mayor brown? [applause] if you were at the dinner last saturday or the inauguration, he can be a stand-up. ed lee announced jay knapf as the chief innovation officer. he is the chief innovation officer, but his nickname is chief heck officer. because we are going to adopt a charter to create jobs in san francisco, we want to think back to where jobs really originate, where people start their work ethic, and that is in grade school. we are to partner with community organizations in san francisco, and we have with us today chuck collins from the ymca, robert connolly from the boys and girls club, and eric mcdonald from united way. as we grow, we will put in a structured programs to give kids a path to employment. now let's talk about the team that will execute our vision. that is our member companies, many of whom are here. in your packets, there is
Jan 21, 2012 4:01am PST
, if they have their request? commissioner lee: the first item is 1117 gary boulevard. >> each has seven minutes for the presentation, three minutes for each side for their rebuttal. >> i am the attorney for the appellant. i am here to request another continuance of this matter consistent with an agreement that my client, the appellant, has with the department. we were here in november, requested a continuance to allow the processing of the permit application that have been filed by my client. application has been approved by the historic preservation. the permit was released by planning in the last week or so. it is now with dbi in a structural plan check review. my anticipation is the permit will be through in the next couple of weeks hopefully. at that point, once the permit is issued, it is clients intention to withdraw the appeal. i would hope the board would look at this as an opportunity to move this casey2ñiv÷ along, i would request a continuance. commissioner murphy: how much of a continuance? >> i think 60 days should be sufficient. commissioner lee: does the department have anything
Jan 22, 2012 10:48am PST
the suit along with others to stop all of these procedures. i am ashamed of ed lee. he complained on how redevelopment has done. how dare him without consulting to the committee, with the western addition. this is insulting. we will have to file a lawsuit. >> thank you. are there other members of the public that wish to speak on this item: number9? >> i would like to give the interim director of the redevelopment agency an opportunity to address and the sticky questions that i heard that will may be shed some light. one, if you can speak to the extension of the deadline. this is the question raised by the woman from st. patrick's parish. then, if you can discuss what actual powers we have. thank you. >> thank you. one, on the extension, when i heard the woman from st. patrick's church articulate and ask for an extension of the time for the transition. what we do know is that redevelopment agencies will be dissolved as of february 1. there is no appeal process, there is nothing that we can do to change that. there is talk of potential state legislation out there. we cannot control that. w
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